Thursday 2 October 2014

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Child hero wanted to open ice rink at Cattle Country Adventure Park

Cattle Country Adventure Park are looking for a young hero to open the annual ice rink.

Cattle Country Adventure Park is looking for a young hero to open its annual ice rink, with the hunt now on via its Facebook...

First extended opening for Berkeley Castle in 2014

Berkeley Castle will remain open until the end of October this year, with an extended programme of events.

Berkeley Castle will remain open until the end of October for the first time this year, with an extended programme of...

Alpaca treks launched at Sudeley Castle

The new alpaca treks at Sudeley Castle are expected to prove popular with visiting families this summer.

Visitors to Sudeley Castle can now take a fluffy friend around the glorious grounds, thanks to the launch of its hour-long...

Hollywood Bowl to open at The Brewery

Hollywood Bowl is due to open at The Brewery in Cheltenham this autumn.

A 16-lane, state-of-the-art bowling complex, and the latest addition to the UK’s largest tenpin family, Hollywood Bowl,...

Guides

Gloucestershire Halloween guide

Find Gloucestershire Halloween events near you with SoGlos.

Enjoy Halloween in Gloucestershire 2014 with the very best guide to where and when the spooky action is taking place in...

Gloucestershire fireworks and bonfires guide

Find blazing bonfires and fabulous fireworks displays across Gloucestershire in 2014.

Gloucestershire fireworks displays and bonfires will be lighting up the county’s skies in November 2014. Find out where...

Gloucestershire independent schools guide

Parents are spoilt for choice by the wealth of top independent schools in Gloucestershire.

Discover some of the finest independent schools in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area, in SoGlos’s dedicated guide.

Gloucestershire school holiday dates guide

Get planning your family holidays with SoGlos’s handy Gloucestershire school holidays guide.

Get planning family vacations and daytrips with SoGlos’s comprehensive guide to school holiday dates in Gloucestershire.

Competitions

Win one of ten family tickets to see the Continental Circus Berlin

Ends Friday 10 October 2014

Ten lucky winners will win a family ticket to see Continental Circus Berlin at Gloucester Park in this amazing competition.

With fire, heights and the wheel of death, the Continental Circus Berlin is sure to be a nail-biting show, and we’ve got...

Photo galleries

Vintage Car Rally at Sudeley Castle and Gardens photo gallery

This 1948 Bentley Mark VI won Best in Show at Sudeley Castle Vintage Car Rally. © Will Juhasz

With more than 180 classic cars on display, including the 1948 Bentley Mark VI, hundreds raced to Sudeley Castle to see...

Events

Continental Circus Berlin at Worcester Racecourse

Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 October 2014

Roll up, roll up! Continental Circus Berlin is coming to Worcester, with fire dancing, the wheel of death and more.

Dancing through fire, using stilts on a tightrope, and facing the wheel of death are just some of the exciting acts that...

The Cotswold Care Hospice Flying Colours Run

Sunday 5 October 2014

Get messy and raise money for charity at Gloucestershire’s first ever Flying Colours Run.

Get messy, raise money, and brighten someone’s life when the Flying Colours Run comes to Gloucestershire.

Forest Showcase at the Speech House Hotel

Sunday 5 October 2014

More than 70 stalls will be showcasing everything from local food to arts and crafts.

Live music, cookery demonstrations, more than 70 stalls and a squirrel burger challenge will be on the menu at the Forest...

Cheltenham College Open Morning

Saturday 11 October 2014

Discover the outstanding academic and extracurricular facilities on offer at the prestigious Cheltenham College this autumn.

Cheltenham College will be abuzz with teachers, pupils, and families this October when it opens its doors to prospective...

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers at Roses Theatre

Saturday 11 October 2014

Another thrilling and powerful show is promised by the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers in Tewkesbury.

Catch Japanese drumming sensations, the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers, for an evening that will get your heart beating at the...

Frightmare at Over Farm

Saturday 18 October to Saturday 1 November 2014

Are you brave enough to face a plethora of Halloween-themed activities at Over Farm?

The South West’s biggest Halloween event will return to Over Farm Market for its 13th year of scares, featuring frighteningly...

The King's School Open Morning

Saturday 18 October 2014

Meet The King’s School’s friendly staff and students during the Open Morning this October.

Get an insight into how Gloucester’s historic King’s School can develop your child, explore its famous Cathedral grounds...

Halloween at Primrose Vale 2014

Friday 24 October to Sunday 2 November 2014

Pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes at Primrose Vale.

As well as having a bumper crop of home-grown pumpkins to pick from and carve, Primrose Vale is hosting a Halloween trail...

Events

Discovering Bats Day in Tewkesbury

Saturday 25 October 2014

Find out more about these misunderstood furry fliers at The John Moore Museum.

The John Moore Museum will be welcoming bat expert David Endacott, and a few of his furry fliers, to Tewkesbury, giving...

Halloween extravaganza at Gloucester Waterways Museum

Saturday 25 October to Sunday 2 November 2014

Children will be able to get up close and personal with all sorts of creepy creatures when Jonathan’s Jungle Roadshow returns to the museum.

With fancy dress competitions, scary trails, snakes and spiders, there will be more than enough to keep the little ones...

Haunted Half Term at Sudeley Castle and Gardens

Monday 27 to Friday 31 October 2014

There will be more than just bumps in the night at Sudeley Castle for its Haunted Half Term.

Set in a supposed haunted castle, with fire performances, Ghost the owl, ‘scarytales’ and a dungeon disco, Sudeley Castle’s...

Westonbirt Fair in the Cotswolds

Tuesday 28 to Wednesday 29 October 2014

The stunning Westonbirt School will be the setting for this popular annual Cotswolds event.

Kick off your Christmas shopping early and enjoy a family day out at the scenic Westonbirt School in Tetbury, while supporting...

Cirque de Spooke in Cheltenham

Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 October 2014

Little monsters and terrifying teenagers can join the circus this Halloween at St. Edward’s School.

With zombie clowns, gruesome stage make-up and nail biting acrobatics, young performers can book a place on the Cirque...

Chris and Pui Roadshow at the Everyman

Friday 31 October 2014

Chris and Pui are coming to the Everyman, hooray!

This Halloween, county children will be helping CBeebies duo Chris and Pui find Old MacDonald’s animals at the Everyman,...

Gloucester Zombie Walk

Saturday 1 November 2014

Cafe Rene’s Renegade Crew will be leading the Gloucester Zombie Walk.

Gloucester city centre is set to be overrun by the hundreds of undead, when the fifth annual Zombie Walk sets off from...

Nature in Art Gift and Craft Fair

Saturday 1 to Sunday 2 November 2014

Nature in Art near Gloucester will be holding its incredibly popular Gift and Craft Fair once again this autumn.

Nature in Art’s annual Gift and Craft Fair will return this autumn, boasting an abundance of hand-crafted gifts, artist...

Sleeping Beauty pantomime at Everyman Theatre

Friday 28 November 2014 to Sunday 11 January 2015

It’s panto time at the Everyman Theatre, with Tweedy the Clown and newcomer Eleanor Brown starring in Sleeping Beauty.

Tweedy the Clown is back in the pantomime limelight, as Sleeping Beauty takes to the Everyman Theatre stage this festive...

Meet Father Christmas at Cotswold Farm Park

Saturday 29 November to Sunday 21 December 2014

Santa Claus will be setting up his grotto at the Cotswold Farm Park on the weekends leading up to Christmas.

Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park is giving good little boys and girls the chance to meet Father Christmas, with a number...

Breakfast with Santa at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Saturday 6 to Sunday 21 December 2014

See some real Christmas quackers at Slimbridge this Christmas.

Tuck into a festive breakfast, feed the birds with Santa’s elves and meet Father Christmas himself, when Slimbridge Wetland...

The Sooty Show in Cheltenham

Sunday 15 February 2015

Meet Sooty and co at the Everyman Theatre in February.

Join Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Richard at the Everyman for a magical, musical adventure ahead of Sooty’s birthday party, and...

Special offers

Two for One on Continental Circus Berlin tickets

Ongoing

Get two tickets for the price of one to see Continental Circus Berlin in Gloucester.

Get two adult tickets for the price of one for Continental Circus Berlin when the spectacular show comes to Gloucester...

Book online and save 10 per cent at Slimbridge

Ongoing

Save 10 percent on the admission price to Slimbridge when you book online.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre offers a fantastic value day out all year round, with the added chance to now save 10 per cent...

Get a free children's Graze Goody Box

Ongoing

Parents can claim a free first and fifth children’s Graze Goody Box.

Get your first – and fifth – tasty children’s Graze Goody Box delivered to your door, free of charge.

Free trial lesson with Explore Learning

Ongoing

Sharpen your child’s maths and English skills in a free trial session with Explore Learning Cheltenham.

Explore Learning Cheltenham is offering free trial sessions to local children, helping to improve their maths and English,...

Three months free National Trust membership

Ongoing

Snowshill Manor is just one of the National Trus properties in Gloucestershire.

Get three months of free membership to the National Trust, and access to hundreds of days out in the UK, when you sign...

Children & Family events

Prepare to be amazed by the WOW! natural history exhibition at Gloucester City Museum.

WOW exhibition at Gloucester City Museum

Thursday 2 October to Saturday 8 November 2014

Roll up, roll up! Continental Circus Berlin is coming to Worcester, with fire dancing, the wheel of death and more.

Continental Circus Berlin at Worcester Racecourse

Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 October 2014

Discover how to catch a duck with a dog during a Working Dog Demonstration at Slimbridge Wetland Centre.

Working Dog Demonstrations at Slimbridge

Saturday 4 October 2014 to Saturday 28 February 2015

PJ Crook's Planets at Holst Birthplace Museum

Thursday 2 to Sunday 19 October 2014

Cheltenham Literature Festival

Friday 3 to Sunday 12 October 2014

Dean Close School Open Morning

Saturday 4 October 2014 to Saturday 16 May 2015

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